Dismantling “Illegal Jewish Settlements” Is it a
necessary step to achieve peace or is it a call for Ethnic Cleansing of Jews and creation of the Apartheid
State of Palestine?
Regardless of whether
you consider Judea, Samaria (West Bank) and Gaza to be disputed lands or
occupied territories the demand to “remove all Jewish settlers from the
Palestinian land” is nothing more then a demand to Ethnically Cleanse 250,000
Jews from their homes in order to createEthnically pure, Arab-only Apartheid State of Palestine.
Jews lived in Judea, Samaria and Gaza long before 1967 war,
or before State of Israel was established in 1948.
vJews lived in Hebron
continually from the 9thCentury BCE until 1929 when the Jewish
population of about 1500 (out of the total 7-8 thousand) was Ethnically
Cleansed by the Arab mob.
v Jewish community in Gaza
city existed at least from the 15thCentury CE until 1904 when it was also
Ethically Cleansed by Arabs.
v “Gush Etzion” block of
four Jewish villages south of Jerusalem was founded in 1935. It was Ethnically
Cleansed by Jordanians in 1948. All four villages were totally
destroyed. The Arabs murdered 240 men and women, with another 260 being taken
Many of the Jewish Holy Cites are located in Judea and Samaria. The ”Cave of The Patriarchs” in Hebron is Judaism’s second holiest cite.
The tomb of the biblical for-mother Rachel in Bethlehem is also highly
revered. Other cites include the tomb of Joseph in Shchem (Nablus), the tomb
of the prophet Samuel in Samaria and so on. All throughout the conflict the
Arab side was consistently destroying and desecrating Jewish Holy cites and
denying Jewish worshipers access to these places. All 18 synagogues in the Old
City of Jerusalem were blown-up by Jordanians in 1948. The Tomb of Joseph was
desecrated and burned in 2000. Until 1967 Jews were never allowed to enter the
Cave of the Patriarchs, and PA officials openly state that they would bar the
Jews from entering again should the cite come under their control.
along with the states of Jordan and Saudi Arabia have Racist-Apartheid laws
that prohibit Jews to own land on their territories. In PA areas the
punishment for selling land to a Jew is death. Dozens of Palestinian Arabs
were convicted and executed for that “crime” by Palestinian Authority since
In other ethnic
conflicts around the World such as Bosnia and Kosovo, the International
Community goes into great efforts to preserve multi-ethnic societies. Thousands of NATO troops
are deployed in Bosnia to protect Bosnian Muslims living in the Serb-dominated
areas, and in Kosovo Serbs living in Albanian-dominated areas.
Why should the Jews be
treated differently? One million Palestinian Arabs lives in Israel as a minority
and enjoys full rights of the citizenship. Even if a Palestinian State were to
be created in West Bank and Gaza, why can’t the Jews continue to live there as
citizens or permanent residents? And should not, the International Community
guarantee the safety, freedom of movement, property rights and access to the
holy cites for Jews in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, just as it does it in other
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SAY NO TO ETHNIC CLEANSING OF JEWS AND TO
PALESTINIANRACISM AND APARTHEID